We Will Bounce Back
Fundraiser & Sports Ball Giveaway
As a result of the pandemic, organized sports activities are running in limited fashion or not at all in underserved communities. The winter months will likely result in even more limitations. Kids in these communities are suffering physically, mentally and emotionally. Their parents are hurting financially. In fact, 56% of youth sports parents making less than $50k annually do not expect their kids to resume sports at the same or higher level as before the pandemic, largely driven by financial reasons.
The We Will Bounce Back Fundraiser is aimed at raising funds to enable All Kids Play to purchase and give away sports balls with skill drill and play activity handouts to keep kids active in underserved communities across the Chicagoland area while stuck at home this winter. You can help by going to our Donate page to contribute. Just a $25 donation will put a ball in the hands of two kids. We will then work to get these kids and kids across the U.S. into sports activities through our youth sports grant program once play resumes.
The ultimate goal of The We Will Bounce Back Fundraiser is to not simply give away sports balls. Rather, we are focused on building long-term relationships with the most disadvantaged families in the Chicagoland area and across the country that have student-athletes that want to play sports, but struggle with financial challenges. These families will benefit from a youth sports financial grant provided by All Kids Play once sports resume, and their student-athletes will benefit from sustained engagement in high-quality sports activities for years to come. We believe that youth sports involvement can be an extremely effective platform to ensure future life success.
How It Works
All Kids Play is safely getting sports balls to kids this winter in underserved communities throughout the Chicagoland area. Each youth-athlete will receive either a soccer ball or basketball. Suggested skill drill and play activity handouts will be provided with the balls. Families will provide contact information for the purposes of staying connected with All Kids Play throughout the winter and will benefit from our sports grant program in the future. In addition to getting kids in Chicago and throughout Illinois back in the game, All Kids Play will be working to get kids in all 50 states back in the game in 2021!